Peggy Ellen (Fowler) Layton

December 25, 1929 ~ February 17, 2020 (age 90)


On Monday, February 17, 2020, Peggy Ellen (Fowler) Layton passed from this life to join the

God she served so faithfully throughout her long and fulfilling journey on this earth. She was born

December 25, 1929 in Avant, Oklahoma to Benjamin Adolphus Fowler and Margaret Melvina (Wright)

Fowler. She was the youngest of 11 children who moved around frequently as their father worked for the

M, K & T Railroad. They settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Peggy graduated from Daniel Webster High

School. It was there she met her future husband, Charles Mac Layton and they married in Tulsa on June

29, 1951. She was a life-long member of the church of Christ where she served as the wife of a minister

and elder for more than fifty years. She helped her husband in founding two flourishing congregations:

North MacArthur Church of Christ in Oklahoma City and Deer Creek Church of Christ in Edmond.

She had great style and possessed amazing creativity with many talents from painting to needle

arts to home decorating. She had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed sharing it with others all through

her life. She was a kind and loyal wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Her final year was spent in

the gentle, loving care of her son, Brian, who without fanfare, enabled her to die peacefully and with


She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her 10 brothers and sisters, her husband of 50

years, Charles Mac Layton, her precious granddaughter Lindy Jane Layton and many of her dearest

friends. She is survived by her son Tim Layton and his wife Susan, her son Brian Layton and his wife

Donna and her grandchildren: Brett Layton and his wife Lisa, Emily, Luke and Jackson.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Deer Creek Church of

Christ, 6225 NW 178th Street, Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Memorial Service
March 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Deer Creek Church of Christ
6225 NW 178th St
Edmond, OK 73012

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